Green Spaces

SouthWestRaleigh is rich in greenspace. The Capital Area Greenway Trail System crosses the city and connects parks and trails in a network of nature. Beaver Dam, the Centennial Bikeway Connector, and Reedy Creek are some of the trails local to SouthWestRaleigh.

Area parks run the gamut from small pocket parks to community parks such as Lake Johnson, Fred Fletcher, Pullen, and Jaycee, to the new 308-acre Dorothea Dix Park.

To see many native plant species and participate in garden activities, the JC Raulston Arboretum is well worth a visit.

Sep
23
Sun
7:00 am CARS – Capital Area Ride for Safety @ Dix Park
CARS – Capital Area Ride for Safety @ Dix Park
Sep 23 @ 7:00 am – 2:30 pm
CARS - Capital Area Ride for Safety @ Dix Park  | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Join CARS in this years ride for safety to help educate, raise awareness and encourage positive interaction between drivers and bicyclists. Registration is available now for various distances. Learn more an register at carsride.org.
2:00 pm Triangle Heart Walk @ PNC Arena
Triangle Heart Walk @ PNC Arena
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm
Triangle Heart Walk @ PNC Arena | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Support the fight against heart disease and stroke at the 2018 Triangle Heart Walk. Registration opens as early as 12:30pm and the walk starts at 2pm. Visit Triangle Heart Walk to register as a team[...]
Sep
24
Mon
6:30 pm Dix Park Community Roadshow @ McKimmon Center
Dix Park Community Roadshow @ McKimmon Center
Sep 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Dix Park Community Roadshow @ McKimmon Center | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Join your neighbors and help build a park for everyone! See the latest draft master plan for Dorothea Dix Park and provide your feedback during the Dix Park Community Roadshow on Monday, September 24th! Click through to[...]
Sep
25
Tue
7:00 pm Wade Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Jaycee Park Community Center
Wade Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Jaycee Park Community Center
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm
Wade Citizens Advisory Council Meeting @ Jaycee Park Community Center | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
If you live in Raleigh, you automatically are a member of a Citizens Advisory Council. The City of Raleigh has 19 CACs, each representing a different geographic region of the city. Each CAC elects its[...]
Sep
26
Wed
6:00 pm Yoga in the Park @ Dorthea Dix Park - Williams Field
Yoga in the Park @ Dorthea Dix Park - Williams Field
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Yoga in the Park @ Dorthea Dix Park - Williams Field | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
BYO yoga mat and water to this free event and get centered with yoga in the park! Registration is recommended in case of inclement weather. Learn more at DortheaDixPark.org.